Thursday, March 7, 2013
Injuries were minor, a fire official said.
A four-vehicle accident early Thursday morning in Arnold sent two people to the hospital. Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to the intersection of College Parkway and Shore Acres Road at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday to find a wreck involving multiple vehicles. Two people were injured in the accident, sustaining minor injuries, according to Anne Arundel County Fire Department Division Chief Keith Swindle. Both were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center by ambulance.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Emergency officials reported more than 60 auto accidents Thursday morning, including a fatal collision in Gambrills.
Icy roads caused major problems on roadways in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning and may have contributed to a fatal crash in Gambrills. Anne Arundel County police reported 60 accidents between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday morning, creating delays on nearly every major roadway including Interstate 97, Route 50 in Broadneck and Route 100. At least one person died in a crash near Waugh Chapel Drive and Silver Way in Gambrills. Preliminary information from police indicates that a cement truck collided with a car at about 7:45 a.m. There was no initial information on the identity of the victim or the condition of any other passengers. Roads in the area were closed and motorists were being urged to avoid traffic. Icy conditions were …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Anne Arundel County police are executing a plan designed to decrease traffic injuries and fatalities.
Police across the state of Maryland are looking to take drunk drivers off the road as people celebrate the New Year. The holiday is annually one of the worst days of the year for drunk driving arrests. But this year, the holiday comes shortly after a devastating year in Anne Arundel County that left many pedestrians dead and more seriously injured in 40 days. Police have had to respond and help prevent serious accidents throughout 2012: In response to traffic-related deaths and injuries, the Anne Arundel County Police Department announced the "Thirty-Five to Save Lives" campaign, which started on Dec. 10 and will continue through Jan. 7. As part of the campaign, officers are dedicating time every day to traffic enforcement on roads proven …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The National Weather Service predicts a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
It wasn't a white Christmas, but snow started falling around Anne Arundel County on Wednesday. The county is under a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) until 1 p.m. "A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties," according to the release. "Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities." NWS stated that people should expect a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Forecasters predict that a mix of freezing rain and sleet will continue throughout the afternoon. The advisory extends to Northern Baltimore, Harford, Montgomery, Howard and Prince Georges counties. A quick drive around Broadneck shows snow accumulating on several of the less …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Marked and unmarked police vehicles will be looking out for texters, eaters and more on Anne Arundel County Roads.
UPDATE (12:20 p.m.)—Anne Arundel County police are attempting to crack down on distracted driving throughout the area by initiating special enforcement practices, according to a press release. In an effort called “Operation Eagle,” police are seeking to address “the growing problem of distracted driving,” and addressing it in its various forms, such as texting, handling pets or eating while driving, the release stated. “Distracted driving is described as any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving,” according to the release. “The behavior of texting while driving has shown to be particularly dangerous as it causes drivers to take their eyes off of the road more than other forms of distracted …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Have a problem with traffic? Let county planners know on Tuesday night.
County planners will gather Tuesday night for a final hearing on a plan that will map out transportation improvements for the next two decades. What: Final hearing for the county's Transportation Functional Master Plan (TFMP) When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Severna Park Middle School It is the final scheduled public hearing on the county's master transportation plan, which is a part of the county's General Development Plan (GDP). Comments offered at the meetings become part of the official record for the plan. The latest meeting comes after input from a seven-person Citizen Advisory Committee, appointed by County Executive John R. Leopold, and a series of public forums over the past 18 months. On June 5, leaders from the Broadneck peninsula …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Readers responded to a controversial topic on Facebook this week.
We've all been stuck in Arnold traffic—whether it's during rush hour or the morning commute. Some intersections can be dangerous, too. A wreck on Thursday morning sent one driver to the hospital. So on a lark this week, I posed a question to Broadneck Patch's Facebook fans: What's the worst intersection in Arnold? The response was pretty huge. Here are a few of the choicest comments from Broadneckers: What do you think is the worst intersection in Broadneck?
The accident occurred across from Anne Arundel Community College at around 11:30 a.m.
A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of College Drive and College Parkway in Arnold on Thursday morning sent one person to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment, a fire official said. Follow Broadneck Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up to receive daily headlines. The Anne Arundel County Fire Department responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision Thursday at about 11:30 a.m. on College Drive, according to Battalion Chief Steve Thompson. A male was driving a car and leaving College Drive when a truck hit his vehicle while traveling down College Parkway. The driver of the car was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment, Thompson said. The driver of the car suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries, Thompson said. …